We were the generation who actively took part in the “Bengali Nationalist” movement in 1969-70-71 in our youth. So, it was obvious for me after finishing my graduation in painting that I had to look for something related with our soil and culture.

In the history of Indian art, Terracotta art is a unique contribution from Bengal —– so, I had decided to try my hand in making terracotta sculptures. At the beginning I started with small relief works and as I gathered experience and skill my sculpture became more and more adventurous and larger.


20 July 2010 is the first 60th eye opening day (I want to live 120years) of my visual world. Hence, I want to celebrate the day by exhibiting my sculptures “Homage to potter and finger”— fingers and hands are the oldest tool of human race!!


Alak Roy